Last year the U.S. Navy approved Hamilton Chemical Corporation's Formula #303 to protect PVC cable which normally ignites at 300 degrees F from flame and temperatures exceeding 2,000 degrees F for periods in excess of 60 minutes, according to the New York-based firm.
Formula #303 passed all of the U.S. Navy fire, shock, salt water and abrasion tests required of a cable coating on a vessel in a combat situation.
Formula #303's fire retardant capabilities are coupled with characteristics that make this product suitable for use in industrial and consumer markets. Formula #303 is considered nontoxic in all forms and water- and weather-resistant. The fire retardant does not decompose when saturated with hydrocarbons and its ability to withstand multiple fires makes it a protective coating that can be relied on for years.
As of January 1, 1990, Hamilton Scientific & Development Corporation was created to introduce this environmentally safe fire retardant technology to the industrial, consumer and maritime markets.
Formula #303's ability to coat steel and wood in addition to its thermal conductivity rating of only eight percent make this product completely versatile for all types of nonmilitary applications from construction to telecommunications to electric generation. Ease of application is another major attribute for this barrier coating as it may be applied through readily available and unsophisticated equipment from a sprayer to a paint brush.
For free literature detailing Formula #303 from Hamilton Scientific & Development,
In an effort to ensure uniform ship quality and construction standards around the world, there are currently two initiatives underway which seek to formulate a common suet of rules for the construction of the world's most common ships, bulk carriers and tankers. Common rules for bulk carriers have taken
and typical general arrangement plans, sometimes even lines, of the various ship types, but falls short of supplying individual design estimation formula, perhaps in view of the increasingly advocated and described first-principle design. Also Chapter 10, Parametric Ship Design provides such formulae
ratings accommodated in double and single cabins at any one course of approximately two months' duration. CST and HSC have agreed on a cost-sharing formula of the considerable initial and running costs. The vessel will commence training activities in February 1991
uncomfortable environments are controlled from a safe distance. Included in this 47-page catalog are selection procedures with examples, necessary formulas, installation diagrams, and ordering information. Economical and efficient Stow Systems not only apply to marine valve control, but also to
components, Biodegradable Wire Rope Coating Grease, is >60% biodegradable in 28 days according to ASTM D5864 (similar to OECD 301B). Its no-sheen formula also passes the 60-minute EPA Static Sheen Test. www.belray.com (As published in the November 2013 edition of Marine News - www.marinelink
. The lubricant is delivered to the upper cylinder area by adding the Lubritech product to an engine's fuel supply. After five years of evaluating the formula as a two-phase system of cleaner and separate lubricant, the firm recently introduced PowerLube 750 as a one-step product. For a copy of the
drawings and photos of typical applications. To aid in proper coupling selection, the Bulletin 451-110 contains complete specifications, quick and formula selection methods and engineering tables. Construction and design features, including an improved lubrication system known as Falk Long Term Grease
A sector of the shipping industry which has been experiencing buoyant conditions recently is that concerned with the transport of assembled (or built-up) motor vehicles — principally passenger cars, but also trucks and other commercial vehicles shipped by sea. Over the past two to three years
In June, 1981, Ohio River Company's Huntington, W.Va. coal transfer terminal began operating at a throughput of five million tons per year—up from an average of 3.5 million tons per year. The 75-percent-capacity increase was gained through a 19- month renovation project that was carried out with
Under a three-year contract signed recently by Honda Motor Company and Central Gulf Lines of New Orleans, a U.S.-flag merchant ship will be used to carry passenger cars from Japan to the U.S. market. The agreement calls for Central Gulf to order a new carrier with a capacity of 4,000 cars. Expected
The 16,770-dwt motor car carrier Nissan Laurel (shown) was completed recently at Hitachi Zosen's Hiroshima Works and delivered to Intercontinenal Car Carriers S.A. of Panama. The ship, which can carry a total of 4,900 Japanese-size cars, has an overall length of 590.5 feet, beam of 105.8 feet
limit, while the optics are where condensed water is not present but to the data acquisition system directly, as re- cialist lubricants includes formulations ? xed for measurement reliability. The 4650- uses a high-sensitivity back scattering tech- quired. Remote triggering of calibration and that
E EMISSION REDUCTION SCRUBBERS Scrubbers: A 360-degree solution for shipowners and the environment By Scott Poulter, founder and CEO, Paci? c Green Technologies s part of the IMO’s com- vessel to LNG would be prohibitively ies being built are super-modern and will The second compelling reason to in- mitme
un- nowadays to being a good lawyer,” said members for some potential issues that regulatory issues and the insurance sec- derwriting department with formulas to Boriana. “The grace of the profession could arise,” said Boriana, noting a se- tor are considered to be the two biggest calculate risk, and
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I INSIGHTS: GOVERNMENT UPDATE Dennis L. Bryant Dennis Bryant is with Bryant’s Maritime Consulting, and a regular contributor to Maritime Reporter & Engineering News as well as online at MaritimeLogisticsProfessional.com. firstname.lastname@example.org The Internet of Maritime Things he Internet of Maritime
VESSELS SAFE Boats Delivers 19th Boat to FDNY SAFE Boats International (SAFE) has delivered boats 17, 18 and 19 to the marine division of the New York Fire Department, all during the month of August. The three latest additions to the FDNY ? eet are 33’ full cabin boats, the most popular con? guration
BOATBUILDING 30% improvement in fuel economy, ceptional performance and helm con- turn completely around 180-degrees which improves the bottom line of trol in the most challenging marine in just four boat lengths at high speeds. your business. environments. The wave-piercing bow Along the way, Baltic
PROPULSION covers the power range of 1-22MW. shore engineering and construction group, where a RoPax Recent breakthrough orders in the ferry segment in- vessel equipped with the Azipod system was compared to a clude the Azipod propulsion system speci? ed for an LNG- conventional vessel with shaft line
PROPULSION The ferry’s Aurora and Tycho Brahe, originally built in 1991,were converted to battery power with 4160 kWh batteries on board each vessel. The scope of the project also included battery racks, ABB’s award-winning power distribution system Onboard DC Grid, as well as energy storage control
INSIGHTS THE ETHANE ERA EMERGES By Aditya Aggarwal he prospect of abundant and cheap ethane from U.S. shale and Naphtha (the alternative) remains at present levels, demand drilling is behind a surge in the number of projects investi- is expected to continue to quickly rise. T gating marine transport
INSIGHTS THE CYBERSECURITY CHALLENGES FACING THE MARITIME INDUSTRY ever in history have we had more access to better goods, about 90% of international trade is carried out by sea. Seaborne produced at lower costs, reaching larger swathes of popu- trade has contributed to improved standards of living
Offshore Wind Energy & Politics Joe Biden presents “The Biden Plan for A Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice.” Some impor- tant goals include: Double offshore wind generation by 2030; ban new oil and gas permitting on public lands and waters. Photo: Joe Biden (Of? cial White House photo
V VESSELS NYK: World’s Largest LNG-Fueled PCTC NYK placed an order for what it dubs Vessel Particulars the world largest pure car and truck Length o.a. 199.95 m carrier (PCTC) capable of navigating Breadth about 38 m oceans with only LNG as the main fuel. Total car capacity 7,000 units A keel laying
MARINE DESIGN BASJAN FABER, CEO, C-JOB Main Particulars MO 9741918 Length o.a. 135.4m Breadth max 27.9m Breadth hull 23.0m Draft max 4.4m Gross Tonnage 15,483 Net Tonnage 5,566 Deadweight 1,451 t Main engines 2x ABC dual-fuel 12DZC and 2x ABC
I INSIGHTS: CONTAINERSHIPS containers including HAZMAT and mislead the carriers to improperly stow that it will ? ne anywhere between $4000 ized cargo. Having a second set of eyes General Cargo (Non-HAZMAT) con- a container. Documentation errors can and $35,000 ? nes per container that is is never a
COATINGS Copper-Free Antifouling Coating Copper-Free Antifouling Coating Credit: The Sherwin-Williams Company Keeps MSC Moving Full Speed Ahead USNS Millinocket Application Validates Effective Use on High-Speed Vessels By Michael Manetta and Mark Schultz nsuring that vessels maintain operational ef?
heart of the matter. As Maintenance Tax (HMT) when handling that container politicians bicker over a possible infrastructure package, twice, and the formula has been shown to have no sea legs. the Highway Trust Fund, funded by taxes on gasoline and Separately, more than a decade after its inception, the
as a car’s driver must skillfully apply the brakes. But if it is correctly used there is no way around it, a longer decelera- tion leads to lower average forces. This explains why a 1” thick slab of vibration-muf
Suf? ce it to say that the combination of factors can make for an unpleasant or even dangerous ride, and a shock- mitigation industry has grown in response. T S : S -M S GHE OLUTION HOCK ITIGATING AFETY EAR At its core, shock-mitigating safety gear consists of a me- dium or mechanism separating an
COLUMN WORKBOAT EQUIPMENT Shock Mitigation: Size Matters When it comes to shock-mitigation, bigger is truly better. By Dr. Tim Rees, Ph.D. Let’s consider a thought experiment: You must take the wheel of one of two cars speeding along straight tracks with no exits. Both cars are traveling at 100
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